The girls really love repetition

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I’ve been getting that odd deja-vu feeling a lot lately.

There is nothing out of the ordinary or paranormal going on though. What I’m experiencing has actually happened before, many times in fact.

I’ve learned that children love repetition. If they find something they enjoy doing, they want to do it over and over again – and then again after that.

For example, Alyssa has got a toy Jack in the box and she likes me to twist round the handle and laughs when the door pops open.

I hand it back to her and she then hands it straight back with a grunt that translates into ‘more please’.

Caitlin also likes me to play Hide and Seek with her.

An exhausting game, especially when you’re playing it for the 20th time that day.

Both girls have also got many books, but they always like to read the same ones over and over again.

I now know them word for word. My favourite though is when Caitlin says ‘I love you daddy’, and then tells me again and again.

I never get bored of that.